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(related to our new title, Permanent Obscurity)
Paperback: 464 pages
Publisher: Ludlow Press (April 1, 2010)
5.5 x 8.5 original trade paperback
Library Of Congress # 2009940333
About PERMANENT OBSCURITY:
A youthful bohemian satire, a story of alienated nonconformists, a
"girls on the lam" story, a sexploitation and S/M romp. Welcome
psychosexual world of PERMANENT OBSCURITY. Inspired by the underground
sexploitation films of the 1960s, this bold updating of the "roughie"
subgenre largely takes place in New York City's East Village (ca.
2006), and it chronicles the rise and fall of a unique and intense
relationship. Dolores and Serena, two chemically dependent,
down-and-out artists set out to take control of their lives by making
a fetish-noir/femdom movie. Of course, things don't exactly turn out
Initially published small literary magazines, Richard Perez has also
written for The New York Times (reference: “From Grit To Gloss,”
headline story about the East Village and the demise of bohemia). His
first novel, THE LOSERS' CLUB (aka: THE LOSERS' CLUB: Complete
Restored Edition!) was a small press success, with three foreign
translations to date: Korean, Turkish, Italian. PERMANENT OBSCURITY:
Or A Cautionary Tale of Two Girls & Their Misadventures with Drugs,
Pornography, and Death — his second novel — also reflects his
infatuation with bohemia and willful nonconformists.
Visit the "notebook" for the novel and read free excerpts >>
You can visit the author at: http://www.myspace.com/the_losers_club
Source: —Josh Alan Friedman,
Tales of Times Square, When Sex Was Dirty
"Ready-made for Russ Meyer— assuming, that is, if Meyer was around
still at his peak."
Source: —Lynn Breedlove,
"The American Baise-Moi!"
A Cautionary Tale of Two Girls
and Their Misadventures with Drugs, Pornography and Death
Do You Have A Dirty Mind?
A youthful bohemian satire,
a story of alienated non-conformists, a Thelma & Louise (“buddy love”/“girls
on the lam”) story, a sexploitation and S/M romp, a lampoon of auteur film-making,
a satire of media celebrity and “true-life” tabloid sensationalism. An anti-consumerist pulp epic
that could be labeled a black comedy.
Welcome to the psycho-sexual
Inspired by the underground
sexploitation films of the 1960s, this bold updating of the “roughie” subgenre
largely takes place in the East Village (ca. 2006), and it chronicles the
rise and fall of a unique and intense friendship.
Dolores and Serena, two chemically
dependent, down-and-out artists set out to take control of their lives by
making a fetish-noir/femdom movie.
Of course, things don't exactly
turn out as planned.
The Losers' Club: Complete Restored Edition!
by Richard Perez
“I was hooked. I couldn’t
put it down until I finished…. I was simply impressed that these were
real, instantly recognizable people…poor lonely bastards of every
stripe resorting to utter humiliation and personal endangerment in
the barest hope of hooking up with a kindred spirit.
It’s a brave book with a great deal of heart.”
Poppy Z. Brite
“A very beautiful valentine to
a time and place almost faded from existence.”
Bad Behavior, Veronica
“Funny and endearing—and
wisely not so hip as to avoid
a good grab for your heart.”
Safe in America, Tales of the Master Race
The Losers' Club is
a vibrant and hopeful anthem for all of us 'losers' who
choose not to wallow (for too long!) in our despair and who
find the will to keep searching.”— Heather Lowcock, Joseph-Beth
Booksellers, Lexington KY*
BOOK SENSE 76 TOP TEN
Storia D'Amore All'East Village
(Italian language translation of The Losers' Club)
published Neri Pozza Editore, in Milano, Italy, 2008
The Korean language translation of
The Losers' Club published by Humandom,
in Seoul, South Korea, 2007
Kaybedenler Kulübü ...
(Turkish language translation of The Losers' Club)
published by Say Yayinlari, in Istanbul, Turkey, 2007
of the 2004 'Ulysses' Award
for Superior Fiction!
The Austin-American Statesman
Funny, hip, sad, and very, very smart, this superbly written novel
tells a story with which all of us can identify in this age
of computers and information overload. This is truly an 'epic quest,'
an often hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking
search for peace and solace and ordinary human happiness.
A Treasure.Kirkus Reviews
202 pages / $12.95 US /$18.95 Can
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